And quiet flows the Don, Deel 1
A.A. Knopf, 1 jan. 1934 - 755 pagina's
This story of a group of Cossacks living along the Don river--a primitive, virile, and unbelievably brutal people--centers about Gregor Melekhov, a young Cossack with Turkish blood in his veins. His home life, his unhappy marriage and impassioned love affair, and his military adventures and experiences in the Revolution are told with frank naturalism, from a Bolshevik point of view. Host of other characters crowd the pages of a powerful novel of war and revolution.
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Mrikhin had a talk with the Polish farmer, and for a small sum the man agreed to
let them cut clover for their horses. The Pole's meadow lay not far from the shed.
Mrikhin sent Ivankov and Shchegolkov to mow. Shchegolkov mowed whilst ...
Our cossacks should be coming from that farm in a minute. That's the second
outpost," Mrikhin muttered, thrusting a cartridge into the magazine of his rifle with
his tobacco-stained finger. As the cossacks rode past the farm they glanced
Mrikhin broke through the ring and galloped free, streaming with blood. The
German officer chased after him. Tearing his rifle from his shoulder, Mrikhin fired
and killed him almost at point-blank range. This proved to be the turning-point in
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